Ex-Motorhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clark, who played in the band from 1976 to 1982, passed away at the age of 67 on January 10 after a battle with pneumonia. Motorhead has since issued the following statement via its Facebook page.
"We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight… Edward Allan Clarke — or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke — passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his [Facebook] page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. Fast Eddie… keep roaring, rockin' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!"
Guitarist Phil Campbell had the following to say as well via Motorhead's Facebook page, as well as Mikkey Dee, both of which you can find below.
"Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. Such a shock. He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock 'n' roller. RIP Eddie."
"Oh my fucking god, this is terrible news, the last of the three amigos. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape. So this is a complete shock. Me and Eddie always hit it off great. I was looking forward to seeing him in the U.K. this summer when we come around with the [SCORPIONS]… now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully, I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out!!! My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones."
Rest in peace, Eddie.